Name: Gregor Kos
I have completed my M.Sc. Studies in Political Science – American Studies. This, combined with my previous Senior Communication position in International Organization for Migration in Serbia, where I used to be a Member of United Nations Communication Country Team Coordination, present Part-Time position of Public Information Expert on Danish Refugees Council project in Serbia along with the position of the Consultant at Serbian Governmental Commissariat for Refugees, active membership in International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Diploma from London School of Public Relations and extensive experience in the field of communications, makes me, I am confident, a well experienced consultant. My work experience amounts to more than 15 years in the field. This included my position as Head of Public Relations for the City of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, which entailed various responsibilities covering all aspects of the public presentation of the City, the Mayor, and significant city projects and activities in a competitive environment. I was responsible for communications of five European Union financed grant schemes and have played a leading role in the presentation of the Mayor and the City in an international context, including numerous official visits abroad, conferences and other meetings which provided me with significant diplomatic and negotiation skills and experience. I was a member of the organizational team at the local and national level for the preparation and management of the Bush – Putin Slovenia Summit 2001. In 1997, I was responsible for the establishment and management of the Information Centre for Refugees as part of a UNHCR project in Slovenia. I have acquired substantial working experience in the governmental, public and private sectors, as well as thorough insight knowledge of the local and international socio-political conditions. During my studies in International Relations I have gained a certain level of expertise on the European Union and United Nations systems, structures and policies. As far as foreign languages are concerned, I am fluent in English, both written and spoken, and possess a sufficient working knowledge of Spanish and Italian as well as advanced knowledge of Serbian / Croatian / Bosnian. I am used to working under stressful conditions and in a challenging environment, under considerable pressure.